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.'It I 4 TIIE BEE: OMAHA, TUESDAY, JUNE 30, 1914. T if TOW The Dolly Waltz and How to Dance It Article 3. The Flirtation Step "Written, from a description by the Dolly Sisters, of Hommerstcm's Victoria. The flirtation step is danced back to back with tlie hands held as in picture one; Of course, the position is the only real new part of this step, lor there Is real!' no change In tht step at all. The dancers co around the room In the straight waltz for as long la time as de sired, looking at each other and slightly swaying the body as thoy move. This flirtation step Is very popular. Wo have no end of people ask us about It alter every performance, and remark cn Us grace and beauty. Its position beinir HUltj out of the ordinary is the only thine niai manes it so very popular, and the dancers must remember that the effect will not be at all good in the flirtation if the dancers are not of a uniform height. A very tall man and a very small girl would mako the dance luderous,' for In stead of looking levolly into each other's; eyes the girl would have to tip her head and look upward, and the effect would be funny rather than otherwise. Just before ending the flirtation step ellp back Into tho' first position of holding tho hands, tho right hand of the man and the left hand of the girl, high above tho heads of both and then to the even waltz tempo come fqnvard one step, then another step and three short steps, counting- one, two, three, to a measure of waltz time nnd then curtsy very low, Tho ourtsy Is a very beautiful part of tho dance, and it practised can bo mas tered very easily. Tho dancers take two step's back, and then slid tho feet under them aa though about to seat themselves on the floor Turk fashion. Tho picture sb&tild fee carefully atudleofor this as. It flhP,wJftl.eactty what extent tho limbs shpuia.be, bent 'Don't bend so sup back that thojalanoo cannot be held easily, for a wabbtyw is worse than none at all. Rest tho .position on the backward limb and slide the other slightly forward, then drop the eyes and hold tho hands low for two or three movement of tho waltz. Then suddenly rise to the feet without any visible effort in changing position. The top picture shows the curtsey step, a beautiful part or tho dance, while the bottom picture shows tho first position as described In the arti cle. It is Important that the partners are of uniform height. rise to the toes for a moment, and the dance is over. Peoplo who aro watch'ng do not expect the sudden rise from tho floor, and their Interest Is held to 'the very end, thus making the dunce doubjy appreciated. Si Sir Walter Raleigh i2 By REV. THOMAS 11. GREGORY. (Copyright, 1014 by the Star Company.) Fortunate, indeed, is the nation that has at the fountain head ot its history a name so lllustrous as that of Raleigh, a knight like Bayard, without fear nnd without reproach. combining within his. character the strength of the oak with the tenderness of the vine, fearless as one of the old Corsairs, and yet, withal, as perfect a gentleman as ever breathed. In this, the great est English-speaking land upon the face ot the earth, there will ever be a decpseated Interest In Sir Waltor, for it was he who first dreamed of the mighty empire over which "old glory" today so proudly floats. Raleigh was a courtier of the courtiers. Jfo man was over moro solidly at home 'midst the pomp and clrcumstanco of n New Baby is World's Wonder Every tiny Infant make life's per spective wider and brighter. And what ever there Is to enhance Ita arrival and to ease and comfort the expectant mother should be given attention. Among the real helpful things is an external ab dominal application known as "Mother's Friend." There is scarcely a community but what has Its enthusiastic admirer of this splendid embrocation. It Is so well thought of by women who know that most Cmg stores throughout the United States carry "Mother's Friend" as one ot their staple and rellab,o remedies. It Is applied to the abdominal muscles to relieve tha strata on ligaments and tendons. Those who hare used It refer to the ease and comfort experienced during the period of expectancy; they particularly refer to the absence of nausea, often so prevalent as a result of the natural expansion. In a little book are described more fully the many reasons why "Mother's Friend" has been a friend Indeed to women with timely hints, sug gestions and helps for reidr reference. It should be la air homes. "Mother's Friend" may be had of almost any druxgUt, but If you fall to find It write us direct and slio write for book to Bradneld Regulstsr Co., 0 Limar JJldg., Atlanta, Oa. royalty. " No man ever moro keenly en joyed tho magnificence of palaces and thrones. But ho was too big a man to be deceived by the royal shows to which he was, by tho necessities of the case, obliged to devoto so much of his time. It was his duty, as one of tho high-born gentlemen of the- realm and the special favorite of the queen, to have much to do with the glittering Inanities ot tho court. And right well did the gallant knight play his part; but la tho mdst of the brilliant 6tage-play, tho great man was thinking of other and better thing, and among them of planting Englishmen be yond the seas where they might establish an English nation In tho new world. Greater than tho courtier was tho long headed, far-seeing statesman who, midst the revelries and 'splendors of tho court, was forovcr dreaming of making tho Now World a Net England, a greater Kng and, which should embody English ideas and principles and perpetuate them to the latest ages. The genius for colonization which has ever been a marked characteristic of tho English race' found In Raleigh ita devout est and most persistent champion. It was the master thought of all this think ing, the one supremo all-controlling passion of his soul. In the story ot this man's attempt to make good his Imperial dream ot coloniza tion, there is a wonderful blending of glory and pathos. Four times did ho strive to materialize his splendid vision, and, as air the world knows, four times was ho doomed to deepest disappointment. In 1S57, in company with Sir Humphrey Gilbert he sailed on the voyage which ac complished nothing save to give to the world the immortal epigram shouted over the waves by Sir Gilbert Just as hie was going down beneath the stormy waters "Tho way to heaven is as near by sea as by land." In 1584. Raleigh, undaunted by the fail ure ot the first attempt sent out the sec- ' ond expedition under, Araldas and Bar ' low, which on the Fourth of July of ' that year, reached the country now known ' as North Carolina. There the ".meteor ' flag' of England was first displayed iu the United States, and there, upon a i sandy bank of the Carpllna coast, rested the first Anglo-Saxon anchor. ; Returning, the expedition reported that ' they had found a "goodly land," well suited for settlement, and the following year a third expedition, with over 100 men, sailed for the North Carolina re gion, settling at "Roanoke Island, but ac complishing n6 thing permanent. , Still determined, Raleigh, In 1587, made his fourth and last attempt to start his English nation on this western continent. Like tho others it was a failure, save as It was to contribute to the "romance of history Us mute story of the "Lost Colony." Sir Walter could try no more. Ills funds were exhausted. He had staked I alt and lost. In the meantime, other matters ut vital importance engaged his attention at home, chief among them being the crushing of tho power of Spain, and nothing more was done by him. along the line of prompting his daring project. But, to the day ot his death he cher ished with Intense delight the dream of his manhood's prime, and among tho very last words that he uttered was tho prophecy that his vision of an English speaking commonwealth in America would ultimately be realized, Nor was the prediction made In Vain, Wo know how, In. 10)7, eleven years be fore Raleigh made his exit from the stage of tho world, a permanent English settlement was mods 'at Jamestown, a settlement which, through much tribula tions, was to live and grow Into tho mighty nation that today holds tho con trolling hand in world politics, whose energy Is the marvel of the world and whoso speech and Ideas seem destined to become co-extensive with humanity. Surely, then Sir Walter cannot be left out of the accpunt. In our story of tho makers of America. . Advice to the Lovelorn By BEATRICE FAIRFAX. Should Cousins Starry Dear Miss Fairfax: I am In love with a young- lady II years old. Four different People told me not to marry her because we are third cousins. Would you kindly tell me It there Is any harm In marrying third cousins? I think I heard first cousins should not marry. M. H. First couBtns should most decidedly not marry. There aro even those who claim that people who are In any way related should not wed, However, If you are only third cousins, I 'think you may fol low your heart. False Pride. Dear Miss Fairfax: I am 10 years old and dearly love a young lady two years my Junior. We recently had an argument und became merely acquaintances. Would you kindly tell mo how to win her again, as my stubbornness keens me bacic a good deal. DISCOURAGED. Don't !oe a good friend through false Ifide. Write hef a letter telling her that you deeply regret your disagreement and hope to excuse you and be friends again. perfectly Flr, Dear Miss Fairfax: Will you please advlso me what Is best to do when deeply in love witii a young isay, naving torn her so both in words and actions, hav ing her say that I've done my part and proved worthy, yet tells me to let her aloneT Have known her almost a year, yet she refuses to gq out wjth roe but once, Hhe says she cares for me only as a friend. Had I best try to forget, as hard as It Is. und get another girl? Will I be treating the latter fair? W. J. B. Since the girl lias refused your lov!. It Is fair to her and due to yourself that you Keek some one else who will appreci ate, your feelings and reciprocate (L What Dame Fashion Is Offering By Olivelte ilauy of the new evening gowns depend upon the llsaomnoBS ot their draperies for effectiveness. The model we show on the lift Is of orchid satin. The kimono bodice Is of two layers ot net, draping tho sleeves and forming a modest and girlish V opening. A corsage of orchidx linn abovn thn dranory of tho satin which forms the waist. A perfectly straight pleco of dark purple. satin is laid with one' edge at the normal waist lino and tho lower edgo drawn over tho hips, gypsy fashion. The skirt Is cut on the bias iu a ono-plece arrangement that is draped up in a slight bustle at tho back, bolow which tho material falls in a long, pointed train, The quaint old fashions of another day aro coming In again, and milady's silhouette is chunged Indeed, when, sho appears in her basque costumes. A bollo of 1S80 would feel quite euro it was for her that a noted French designer had sketched this jaunty afternoon frock on the right of mouBO-colorod charmeuEO.. Tho tightly-fitting bodlco onclrcles the hips. It is crossed by "nun" pleats to tho number of nine, beginning! with one that extends' over the shoulders in a wee yoke effect, it opens in front under a collarette of not niched Into a Plcrette ruffi and fiistcns down the front with six huge black horn buttons, Tho long, tight sleees are niched in not. The tunic skirt is gathered. It, like the bodice, is crossed by the plaits that Increase in width from the top to the bottom the fourth and last tuck which forms tho hem of tho tunic being about eight inches wide, Tho dress shows the usual tight underskirt OLIVETTE. The Heavens in July By WILLIAM V. IlIGGE. The days are beginning to shorten. being 15 hours 8 minutes on the IK, 14 hours 49 minutes on the 15th, and II hours 2 minutes on the 31st, a reduction of 41 minutes during the month. Tho sun rises on these dates at 4:W, S;05, 6:19 and sets at 7:69, 7:54, 7:41. It enters Leo on the 24th. The sun u.i'hi minutes fast on the 1st and 6 minutes fast on tho 31st, ac cording to a sun dial, but according to standard time It Is 27 and 20 mimics slow, respectively. Venus Is well visible In the long evening twilight, and will remuln in good posi tion for the summer. It sets on the 15th at 9:01 and on tho 31st at 9:2?. Mars may be found irl the constellation Leo, where Its red color will betray it. It seU on the 15th at 10:15" p. m. Jupiter Is still nominally morning star, although It rises on the 15th at 9:19, and oh the 31st at 8:13 p. m. In the east-southeast. The moon Is full on Ui 7th at 8 a. m., In last quarter on 16th at 1:33 a. m., new on the S2d at 8:33 p. rn., and in first quar ter on the Kith at 5:51 p. m. It Is In close Conjunction with Jupiter some time after midnight on the 9th, and also In conjunc tion with Venus and Mars on the 2Ctli. Is the Earth Safe from Collision? Backyard Traced r. The plant I used to tend and guard Since It was but a seed, Has left my system badly Jarred, It seems td be a weed. Kansas City Journal. By EDGAR IjUCIKN IiARKIN. Q. "is 'our small earth absolutely safe from collision with any other planets or the sun?" 2. "If so,' who and what Is tho treat government that guides them all so cor rectly In their' courses? 3. "Why Is tho most brilliant star In the heavens called, the 'Dog Star?' " A. 1. No, our small earth Is not abso lutely safe from collision with bodies in space, but Is safe from collision with any planet In tho solar system -31 with tho sun To be hit by a planet, either the earth or the planet must leave Its orbit. This Is Impossible, and It Is also Im possible that .the earth can leave Its orbit and fall to the sun. The earth Is being hit by millions ot meteors dally, from the size of plnheada up to the lar gest, several hundred tons In weight. The largest that I ever saw weighed twenty-two tons In the fair In Portland. Oro. There is an Iron mass supposed to be o. meteor In Mexico, estimated to weigh sixteen tons, and one from Green land shown at the Centennial exhibition, somewhat more. But If there is at the bottom of the hole In the ground at Canon DJublo, In Arlxona, a real meteor, and it doubtless is a meteor, then It weighs millions of tons. Tle earth may be hit at any minute by a meteor or comet, t haw seen perhaps LOOO meteors In museums. 2. Tho force of gravitation and reac tion against It, called centrifugal tend ency due to motion of planets or ornlts, Is tho groat government that now rules or guide every motion of every planet, moon, asteroid and comet now belonging to our own and all other solar systems. S. The giant sun, the bright star lJlr lua. Is now called the "Dog Htar" from the very ancient and curious custom of personification. The great nations ot remote antiquity personified every activ ity of nature that Is, compared them' to living men or animals. They didn't know a thing of any law ot nature, so they said that motion Is caused by living animals, be'erfusc, only animals have the Inscrutably mysterious, power ot moving themselves. No won der the ancients were astonished to see an animal move Itself. And the wonder has vastly Increased now, for the ablest scientific man cannot possibly se how an animal is able to move. The overflowing of tho Nile was ths chief event In all o( KgypL Without this pouring ot water over the land once each ytUt. the valley would be a desert. The Egyptians at a certain period in their Jong history notlcod that when they first saw the star Slrlus early in tho morning before sunrise the Nile river began to rise and pour over the banks. They per sonified Slrlu.i as a watch dog, wstchlnC tho .sun and the Nile and tho land of Egypt, Its people, destiny and harvests, The Egyptian name of tho Nile was Hlrln, and the faithful dog watching in the sky was finally named filrius. Cen turies, lattr their horriblo religion taught that It was necessary to murder or sacri fice a dog to the star Slrius to secura Its aid In growing grains and hrds. This terrible habit of slaughtering animals to propitiate Imaginary sods descended to the Greeks and Itomsns, The Romans named tho stars near filrius the constel lation Canls Major (the. Great Dog), Ilut all this Is pure myth, or astrol ogythe whole mas of astrological myths and ot killing Innocent and Intell igent animals make a blotch on the career of man and a curse to the humm race. The entire mass was elaborated long before .a law of nature had been dis covered, or prior to anybody belns awara that tho universe is based on rigid law.